Maurice Mullins 50K
|Shane Kenny||Jan 1 2023, 11:13am||Hi Richard, would it be possible to get a gpx file for the 80km race? Thanks.|
|Jeff Curry||Jan 10 2023, 5:57pm||Hi - is there a map / GPX of the 50K route please - I can't fine Pier Gates on Google maps and have no idea where the start is. Thanks|
|Richard Nunan||Jan 10 2023, 7:14pm||Start point : |
Lough Tay (Pier Gates, new car park, a few k from Roundwood. https://maps.app.goo.gl/BQsNEiUoCiyF4nmh6 Pin for Bru Coffee who set up in the car park.
Will run the route on Saturday morning (14th) from the Glencullen Bridge to Pier Gates Car park - will publish route then in advance of opening on Feb 1st
|Jeff Curry||Jan 10 2023, 10:09pm||Many Thanks Richard|
|Paul Flynn||Jan 11 2023, 10:31am||I could be wrong, but I don't think the Pier Gates to that bridge via Djouce is 25km (assuming sticking to the Wicklow Way). To me it looks 22km at most.|
|Richard Nunan||Jan 11 2023, 7:43pm||Depends what you pull in along the way Paul. Last year we took on Ballinastoe.. so will get all that sorted Saturday!|
|Richard Nunan||Jan 15 2023, 6:13pm||Hi Folks|
Having recced the route yesterday - we have updated the events page. The Route will be 50km, 2800 Meter climb, it will be the same route as last year with the addition of Djouce on the way out and the way back.
This means we will leave the Pier Gates Car Park and head down to the Gate at Ballinastoe. From there you will head back to the Marshall who will lead you again onto the Wicklow way. From there its out over the board walks over Djouce and on again to the Wicklow way.
Also added to the Events page are the Qualifying times for selection for the World Champs team as approved by the High Performance committee :
Its a cracking route ! Entries will open on the 1st of February. We will be doing a recce from Pier Gates for half the course on the 11th of Feb, please keep an eye out on the forum for details.
|Karl Bourne||Jan 30 2023, 1:25pm||Hi Richard. Just wondering what time entries will open on the 1st? Cheers, Karl|
|Romain Aime||Feb 3 2023, 10:27pm||Hi, there, would it be possible to get the gpx of the 50K route, I can't figure out the trails from the start. Would the start be in the big car park where the Wicklow Way Half departed last year? Are we going up to the boardwalk in Ballinastoe Wood? I'm just confused, even though going up and down Djouce, building the route,I m not able to reach 2800m D+. Thanks for your help ;)|
|Gareth Little||Feb 3 2023, 11:42pm||Hi Romain, I’m new to this Hiiker app so not sure how they will view for you on your end but I plotted out the outward section which includes Balinastoe and then the back section which does not include Balinastoe. |
Overall climb was coming in around the 2,000m mark.
|Romain Aime||Feb 4 2023, 10:12am||Hi Gareth, was building the route on Garmin app, following the instruction given, and base on the previous races, and was also coming around 2000m, for the 50k route...I m missing 800m...I don't know where they go...and I got the exact same route as you shared on the hiiker app. Still looking for the 800m missing.lol,thanks for sharing.|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 4 2023, 10:36am||46km part (without Nallinastoe) was run last week. Garmin gave us 2350.|
Will run the route from Car Park Ballinastoe next Saturday and publish the GPX we used.
The Route from Car Park to Glen Cullen bridge is 23km and 1300 M climb. This mat help you calibrate against yoour app.
|Richard Nunan||Feb 4 2023, 10:41am||Correction - Glen Cullen Bridge to Pier Gates car park. Was 23km and 1300 M climb. Garmin.|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 4 2023, 10:50am||Romain, I should have published a note along with the change. The height evation was revised on the events page to 2500 on Wednesday to coincide with Registration|
|Jeremy Quinn||Feb 4 2023, 10:54am||Is the the recce still going ahead next Saturday ? If so what time ?|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 4 2023, 11:04am||Recce for MMU from start to Glen Cullen Bridge will leave Pier gates at 9:00am|
we will be dropping 1or 2 cars to Glen cullen to take us back. So if your going to join us. Let us know so we can coordinate cars
|Jeremy Quinn||Feb 4 2023, 11:16am||Ok brilliant thanks - there will be 2 of us - hope we are easy|
|Jeremy Quinn||Feb 4 2023, 11:27am||Running easy|
|Andrew Mendelson||Feb 4 2023, 5:39pm||Here's the route in Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3055876400382467948|
Comes out as 50.2km, just over 2000m elevation. I wouldn't say that's definitive, but it's pretty close. Garmin elevation via barometric altimeter reading can be skewed by any number of factors, so can't be relied upon. Not a knock on Garmin et al as considering what we're asking the device to do, it's incredible that it works as well as it does.
|James Heggie||Feb 6 2023, 11:40am||I’m hoping to make recce on Saturday .|
|Declan Whooley||Feb 6 2023, 8:59pm||Hi, I haven't covered the route before so I'll join ye Saturday morning. Let me know if another car is needed to get back to the start.|
|David Fagan||Feb 7 2023, 11:06am||I’ll be there also for recce on Sat.|
To clarify is Piers gate carpark the one with coffee trailer ?
|Conor Lucey||Feb 7 2023, 11:30am||Hey. Where is the run on Saturday starting and finishing?|
|Steven Pettigrew||Feb 8 2023, 1:15pm||@Conor Aroma Coffee Van at the Pier gates car park. |
@David That's the one!
|Richard Nunan||Feb 8 2023, 9:58pm||Hi Folks,|
Recce on Saturday will he from Pier Gates to Ballinastoe and then off over Djouce to Glen Cullen bridge, Boranaltry lane. (along the wicklow way)
As the match is on. We plan to meet at the Bridge (Finish) at 7:30am. leave cars there and then drive to Start Pier Gates. Should start in the bright at 8:00am.
Plan would then be when we finish, we will drop people back to pick up their cars and head back in time to head to match !
Look forward to seeing a few there.
|James Heggie||Feb 9 2023, 5:47pm||Hi Richard is the car park expected to open at 8am?|
The match isn’t until 14.15 , it’s 25k isn’t it so we should be done in 3.5 hours max ? If you are thinking longer I may do another recce of the 80k first 32k myself .
|Richard Nunan||Feb 9 2023, 6:47pm||Hi James, we will need to park, down a bit from that Car Park (near pier gates) so Cars will be in both places. So we should be good. |
Kickoff is 2:15 :-) Still have to get home and to the stadium !
If you are at Glen Cullen we will know your coming :-)
|James Heggie||Feb 9 2023, 9:14pm||No worries Richard didn’t realise you were going to|
The game fair play. You should make a pre match pint in the Bridge 1859 for sure . I should be at the bridge in Glencullen .
|Declan Whooley||Feb 9 2023, 9:22pm||Is Glencullen Bridge and Boranaraltry Bridhge the same place? Just not 100% sure I have the right spot for Saturday morning. If it is, must be a tight squeeze leaving cars on that road!|
|James Heggie||Feb 9 2023, 9:54pm||It’s Boranaraltry Bridge on Google maps . You can get cars either side of the little bridge . Doesn’t get busy until 9am down there normally on a Saturday .|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 9 2023, 10:19pm||Glen Cullen bridge on Boranaraltry lane, along wicklow way. To be specific.|
|John O'Brien||Feb 10 2023, 4:58pm||Hey Richard, myself and 4 other will be joining in the morning for the recce. We will have 2 cars between us so all good for logistics. |
See you then.
|Richard Nunan||Feb 10 2023, 5:29pm||Great stuff, we are 5 in my group with 2 cars, so thinking its |
John o Briens group (4 - 2 cars)
Richards Group (5 - 2 Cars)
Declan Wooley ?
David Fagan ?
Conor Lucey ?
Jeremy Quinn (2 - 1 Car)
14 Total - 6 Cars - 3 either end ! Bridge 7:30am
|James Heggie||Feb 10 2023, 7:21pm||See you at the bridge at 7.30am|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 12 2023, 1:07pm||Afternoon,|
Thanks to all for the company on yesterdays Recce. I have updated the events page with a link for those who want to look at the route from start (Ballinastoe) to Glen Cullen Bridge. (27km)
This means at the turn you will have only 23km on the way back (we wont be dropping to Ballinastoe on the reverse leg of the route).
Key changes are the height Gain to 2350m and the mandatory kit list. In terms of fluids minimum requirement will be to carry 500ml, I would recommend to carry 1L.
Great to see all the recces taking place.
|Fíona Canavan||Feb 12 2023, 6:04pm||Many thanks for making all the routes available on strava and giving specific elevation! I can't do recces as I live in Scotland so it's very useful for planning training. Looking forward to it!|
|Ronan Gill||Feb 13 2023, 10:47am||Thanks again Richard for the recce on Saturday morning, despite the fact that I didn't quite make the end of it(!) Will live.|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 13 2023, 1:10pm||Good to hear Ronan, hoping after all your effort - you make the main event on the 25th March.|
|Jean-Marie Angibaud||Feb 16 2023, 10:00am||Hi there, what is the cut off at the finish line? I see the other intermediate cutoffs, but none for the finish. |
|Fergus Croke||Feb 17 2023, 7:23pm||Hi, how does the bag drop work on the day ?|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 17 2023, 7:36pm||@Jeane-Marie, the last cutoff is Crone on the way back. Once you make that, just get yourself to the finish line where we will be waiting with a smile!|
@Fergus, bring your drop bag to registration. We will drop it to the 27km. Anything left behind will be disposed of. We dont transfer bags back to tye start line.
|Richard Nunan||Feb 25 2023, 6:30pm||Final reminder : Entrys close Tuesday @ 18:00|
|Eoin Hamilton||Feb 26 2023, 12:25pm||Great to see people using HiiKER to plan this! If anyone has feedback or suggestions on how we can improve this for runners, let me know!|
|David Mulrooney||Feb 28 2023, 9:06pm||Hi Richard, really sorry I thought entries closed at midnight today not 6pm, is there any way I could still enter?|
|Richard Nunan||Feb 28 2023, 9:25pm||The 50km can be purchased through tye shop until 10:00pm|
|David Mulrooney||Mar 3 2023, 11:11am||Planning an easy paced early morning out and back recce from boranoraltary bridge to djouce ca. 7:45/8am if anyone fancies, coming from Avoca direction - email is zogdotdavidatgmaildotcom|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 5 2023, 11:04am||Reminder :|
Great to see so many people out socializing on the MMU route yesterday for both the 80k and 50km routes. Just a small point to say the 50km route follows the wicklow way route apart from going up Djouce and the diversion down to Ballinastoe. Its important that you stick to Wicklow way route and please do not take short cuts from on the route from the "Crone to Djouce" section going up or down. We wont be applying penalties in this case, but a straight DQ.
When you descend down off Djouce you need to go to the style and over and run down the far side of the wall.
We have trackers on the 80KM route and Marshalls on the 50km route to ensure we have a good race. Your number will be taken in Ballinastoe and at Glencullen Bridge.
I will cover this again at the race briefings - but just calling it out in advance to reduce any ambiguity. Thanks !
|Aine Hutton||Mar 13 2023, 9:25pm||Hi I know Im crazy but I've a friend who really wants to run missed the deadline any chance of a entry please last min|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 13 2023, 9:43pm||Hi Aine.|
Entry's closed on the 1st of March for these races and wont be re-opening. Gives us a chance to get organized
|Karl Bourne||Mar 15 2023, 10:39am||Hi Richard. MMU newbie here, looking forward to race day in 10 days. Just wondering if there will be water stations at the first Crone check point (17K), or is it only at Glencullen and the Crone return (39K)? Just trying to plan how much spare water to carry from the start line. Cheers, Karl|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 15 2023, 9:03pm||Hi Karl,|
Water station 1 and drop bags at 27km, Glencullen Bridge.
Water station 2: Crone wood Car Park on return leg at 38km
|Paul Tierney (Tipp)||Mar 16 2023, 9:15am||I’ve been in Dublin for a couple of days so I took the opportunity to head out on some of the MM course from Crone Woods to the turnaround point. Assuming things don’t dry out much between now & race day you’re gonna need some lugs! Along the riverbank after Crone Woods is particularly wet. On the way back I went fully airborne coming down the grass bank towards the river. I launched to such a degree that I’m actually still airborne as I type this. It’s going to be some challenge for the speedsters to break 4 hours!|
|Stephen Murphy||Mar 18 2023, 1:50pm||Hi Richard, I know its a long shot but would there be any race numbers available for either distance next weekend? Maybe it might suit someone unable to run that they won't be out of pocket. Any opportunity would be greatly appreciated.|
|Richard Nunan||Mar 18 2023, 2:07pm||Hi Stephen,|
Unfortunatly no refunds no transfers rules apply. We are a volunteer organisation. So this helps us to operate efdiceny.
|Fergus Croke||Mar 18 2023, 7:56pm||Hi Richard|
Ran the Crone to Glencullen section today. There is a section (don't know the name of it) that is almost fully blocked by gorse. Ill post a photo of the section
|Richard Nunan||Mar 18 2023, 10:20pm||yep, its the Glencree Hostel.section, or Step-up section on Strava.Its from the snow. |
Will loollk at it, and may chop the bush next week.
|Michael Flynn||Mar 19 2023, 2:49pm||Hi, is the pier car park close to the ballinastoe car park or the J B malone car park ,cant find pier car park in goggle maps ,thanks|
|Gareth Little||Mar 19 2023, 3:14pm||Hi Michael, start location is here. Thx |
|Damian Conway||Mar 20 2023, 12:29pm||Hi, it says a few times that the race starts at 9:30 then says 8:30 early start. Just wondering which it is?|
|Brendan Lawlor||Mar 20 2023, 12:52pm||Hi Damian|
There will be an Early Start (at 8.30 am) for slower runners (more than 160 % of usual winning time), with the main race starting at 9.30 am
Kevin O Riordan provided this helpful clarification a few days ago....
Just to clarify the early starts.
The old "rule" was there was a 160% of winning time guideline to discourage faster runners who didn't need it from taking the early start. The race director/results secretary had discretion to adjust an early starter's time to >160% if they saw fit. However this was somewhat arbitrary (a runner's percentage could be affected by a faster than average or slower than average winner) and inconsistently applied. There was a motion put forward and passed at an AGM that we would instead separate the results by normal start and early start with early starters appearing below normal starters in the rankings. This new rule is enforced by the laptop/website software so should be clear and consistent. Short answer now, if you feel you're in a position to run competitively, take the normal start. If you're feeling less competitive and recon you'll be down the rankings regardless, you can take the early start.
|Eoin Hamilton||Mar 20 2023, 1:26pm||Hey folks. I know transfers of tickets are not allowed, but due to an injury on Trooperstown, I won't be able to take part. I don't mind about the fee, but in case you had a wait list or want to sell another space, I thought I'd flag this. I'll be there to cheer you lunatics on anyway. Best of luck!|
|Fanny Gardyn||Mar 22 2023, 1:43pm||Hi Richard. A couple of questions: will there be an email sent out to 50k participants? And does this year’s edition count towards UTMB/ITRA index? Thanks!|
|Lonan O Farrell||Mar 23 2023, 8:22pm||I presume pier gate carpark will be closed tomorrow night from 6pm?. Looking for possible camper pull up spots near start line?|
|Brendan Lawlor||Mar 23 2023, 10:18pm||Lonan, there are a number of pull in spots suitable for Campers past the Pier Gates car park, heading towards the Sally Gap. You should find something suitable|
|Juju Jay||Yesterday, 8:51am||Hi all! |
Anyone passing Blackrock area heading to the race?
I’m looking for carpool as I’m back in Dublin and I’d like to film this race!
|Lonan O Farrell||Yesterday, 8:59am||Thanks mil Brendan|